HK reports 42 Covid cases, all locally transmitted

Local | 13 Jan 2021 4:34 pm

The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today, it has recorded 42 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – all local – bringing the tally to 9,386 cases.

Among the 42 patients were 15 men and 27 women, aged between five months to 74 years. There are also around 20 preliminary positive cases today.

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the Centre for Health Protection's Communicable Disease Branch, said of the fresh local cases today, 31 were linked to previous local infections and 11 with untraceable sources. 

Chuang said among the local patients related to other local infections, the Ma Tau Kok works site of the Central Kowloon Route has seen two patients added to the cluster, totaling the cluster to 20.

Four additional cases were added to the Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin tunnel construction site cluster, while three patients were added to the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry cluster.

Health officials also announced that Chun Wai House of Tin Ma Court in Wong Tai Sin will be issued the mandatory testing order after multiple cases have been detected.

A total of four individuals from two different units on different levels were found to be infected.

In view of the Jordan Reclamation Street cluster, Chuang said over 20 individuals have been listed as close contact needing quarantine.

Meanwhile, the Hospital Authority announced that an 81-year-old male patient confirmed with the coronavirus infection died today.

The patient, who had chronic diseases, had sought medical attention after developing symptoms of coughing, he was later diagnosed and admitted to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on December 6. His condition continued to deteriorate and eventually died today.

The patient becomes the 161st coronavirus confirmed person to die in Hong Kong, based on a tally by the Center for Health Protection. 

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